Clearly, Gio Ponti was not simply a man who worked in design, but a true artist whose talent and passion emanated from his core. It is through this legacy that Ponti continues to inspire new generations of artists and designers well into the twenty-first century.
Gio Ponti is one of the most iconic and most influential Italian designers of the mid-20th century. His designs are classic pieces in the entire world. Today we want to show you some mid-century lighting designs by Ponti. Born and raised in Milan, Ponti decided upon a career in architecture as a young man and enrolled in the architecture program at Politecnico di Milano University. However, his studies were postponed when World War I erupted throughout Europe.
Unbelievably, architecture was not the only area in which Ponti excelled during the 1920s. During this time he was also working in the field of industrial design after his debut at the first Biennial Exhibition of the Decorative Arts in Monza.
In addition to his work in architecture, Ponti also worked for the porcelain manufacturer Richard-Ginori in Milan. Ponti served as the artistic director of this centuries-old company and was responsible for renovating their entire production output.
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